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Dec 10, 2012 8:00am EST
government forces about where the line is. because i think they're very comfortable that there is a very thin line. um, i understand the argument, but i don't know that that's going to comport with most people's views or not. >> host: michael powell, lynn stanton brought up micropurchasing earlier, and one of the current hit shows is downtown abbey. if people want to purchase that on amazon or via netflix, however, they can, and they can watch the series, and they don't have to have subscription tv. it's a pbs series, but you could do that with "homeland" or another one of these series. how is this ability to micropurchase going to effect the cable industry in the next five, ten years? >> guest: yeah. it's -- i'm not entirely sure, but i'll tell you some of the things we've seen already. you know, when this first started, when itunes first struck a deal with disney and others and people predicted the end of television or people predicted tivo was the end of television, people predicted, you know, dvr and skipping commercials -- what have we really seen? i think we've seen the appetite for tel
Dec 8, 2012 6:30pm EST
smithereens and invite the government to come do it for you, which i think nobody is the winner on. >> michael powell. predictions on the future of tv -- channels will go away, remotes will go away, we will have screens everywhere. what is your reaction to those predictions and how does that affect the current cable business? >> we will have screens everywhere. and not so sure we do not already have screens everywhere. the typical american household still has three tvs and probably growing. when i go to work in the morning, there are a video screens on the side. there in metro centers. they are everywhere. i think that question is an easy one to subscribe to. i do not know what it means to say there are no channels. i am not sure i agree with that, because i am not sure i know what he means. any system with curated contract records -- require some kind of organization. you do not go home and open the kitchen drawer and throw all the stuff in a big basket. you but your knives in a folder. you put your spoons, i hope -- you have one of these things. duration is itself an art. -- duration is itse
Dec 3, 2012 8:00pm EST
hearing was just government is on the epca reform. i just don't think it's a fair criticism to say that law-enforcement haven't been at the table. >> host: final word, agent trained to. >> guest: although it doj may have participated, the fbi, dea and other agencies have not been at the table to this point, nor have the relatively small lobbying groups such as the one i represent as a volunteer and the only other voluntary association that represents the concerns of 1811 in the law-enforcement arena. we have now been told by judiciary committee that they will be happy to have discussions with us, but this is only taken place in the last few months. some of the other stronger groups that have been out there for sometime advocating for changes in epca. >> host: konrad motyka, gregory nojeim, brendan sasso, thank you for being on "the communicators."
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